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Clinton Defends $225,000 Speaking Fee
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 June 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/29/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT by John Semmens

Elias Benjelloun’s, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqar’s, the student government’s public relations director, protest that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s $225,000 fee for a single speech is excessive was slapped down by the lady herself.

“Students angry that their tuition fees are being increased shouldn’t try to take it out on me,” Clinton angrily exclaimed. “I have unique credentials. I’ve been a First Lady and co-president, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State. Audiences should expect to pay more to hear me.”

Clinton compared her fee with the $230,000 per game salary paid to the NBA’s LeBron James. “Considering the relative importance of the contributions each of us has made to America I think it’s pretty clear that I’m the one being grossly underpaid,” she complained. “As skilled as LeBron may be, he’s never had to make the hard choices I have. He doesn’t have to worry that someone might die because he makes a bad decision. I did.”

Hefty speaking fees (over $100 million since 2001) have been the mainstay of the Clintons’ battle to escape poverty since leaving the White House in early 2001. The $16 million the Clinton’s have received from the federal government since 2001 has been “woefully inadequate when you consider the lifestyle we are forced to maintain,” Hillary contended. “For example, we had to pony up $3 million for our daughter’s wedding. The fact is, we can’t live like ordinary people—shopping at WalMart, eating home-cooked meals, scrimping on expenses. The people of America want us to enjoy the perks befitting the service we have rendered to the nation.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2014/06/28/president-tries-to-fend-off-evidence-of-incompetence/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: clintons; millionaires; poverty; satire

1 posted on 06/29/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
Clinton compared her fee with the $230,000 per game salary paid to the NBA’s LeBron James.

LOL! That's choice. It sounds like the DNC's official "bag lady" is going to need some more bags for all of her money.

2 posted on 06/29/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: John Semmens

never understood why they get paid to flap their gums ,bribes or money laundering or even worst


3 posted on 06/29/2014 12:19:08 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: John Semmens

That’s rich.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 12:19:47 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: John Semmens

You out did yourself with this one! Well done!


5 posted on 06/29/2014 12:24:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: jacknhoo

Butttttttttt....

IT’S MYYYY MUUNNIEEEE!


6 posted on 06/29/2014 12:25:43 PM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: John Semmens
Clinton angrily exclaimed. “I have unique credentials. I’ve been a First Lady and co-president, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State.

fake or not, it's not hard to imagine her saying this.

7 posted on 06/29/2014 12:25:50 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

compared to the NBA’s LeBron James.—

Yes, comparable on so many points:

Color
Attitude
Hair style
Height
Able to dunk (you interpret)
Assists ???
Gender (LGBT-thinking, first (black lady) president.)

And what what was her draft pick number?

LeHill (Dennis) Robbem


8 posted on 06/29/2014 12:27:13 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: John Semmens

How much should a speaker be paid? The amount that the market chooses.

Unfortunately liberals are always try to manipulate the market.

By the way, good satire!


9 posted on 06/29/2014 12:27:35 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: John Semmens

I honestly think she doesn’t know the difference between #2500 and $250,000. She hasn’t had to go to a store and buy anything with her own money for 30 years.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 12:32:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: John Semmens
Bubba Clinton makes a lot of his cash speaking overseas.

When he does, US taxpayers pick up the tab, via the local US embassy, direct costs and staff time - - for security coordination, staff time, hotel "control rooms", etc, etc. Probably a couple hundred thousand dollars in taxpayer money for each visit.

(and Bubba then gets, his half million or so from his foreign hosts hoping to curry favor with the spouse of a possible next President)

11 posted on 06/29/2014 12:33:02 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I will never understand why university students don’t get angry at the bloated salaries of their professors. Like the one professor in the news who teaches 1 class per semester and makes $225,000.

Universities keep raising their tuition and in turn the professors and other faculty continue to get annual raises. Then in turn, they extend another year to get that degree. The degree you use to be able to get in 2-3 years is now 4-5 years, all so they can bleed the students and keep them in high debt.

So now they are angry at what speakers make, really?


12 posted on 06/29/2014 12:36:03 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: John Semmens

Every red cent is going to “poor folk”...


13 posted on 06/29/2014 12:40:42 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Scrambler Bob

And she doesn’t get “noways tarred” as quick as Lebron does. LOL!


14 posted on 06/29/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: John Semmens

Stolen from cartoon in local paper
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New book tour:

Dictionary by Hillary Rodham Clinton..

Poor. Adjective, meaning earning less than $100 Million or not being truly well-off. Synonym: DEAD BROKE.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 12:57:26 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: John Semmens

I thought this was suppose to be satire.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 1:00:48 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: John Semmens

She is a member of the ruling elite. She thinks that rules apply to everybody else but her.
She feels she is entitled.
Besides, these are cleverly disguised campaign contributions.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 1:12:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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18 posted on 06/29/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: uncitizen
"...fake or not, it's not hard to imagine her saying this."

It seems like the more satirical Semmens tries to be, the more his parodies ring true.

19 posted on 06/29/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: uncitizen

She made herself CO-PRESIDENT since NO ONE voted her for that non-existent position.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 1:54:54 PM PDT by hdstmf
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To: Dagnabitt

Don’t forget Billy’s presidential pension and perks. I guess that’s just chicken feed to the phony couple.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 1:59:15 PM PDT by hdstmf
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To: John Semmens

LOL

Plus “I really need the money.”


22 posted on 06/29/2014 2:00:55 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Let them sell tickets and give her a split.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 2:01:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: uncitizen

Amazing how all liberals - and the low info populace - don’t see the incredible arrogance in her.......


24 posted on 06/29/2014 2:40:33 PM PDT by Arlis
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To: John Semmens

A more reasonable fee would be the equivalent of the annual salary of a congresscritter.

Of course, a night at the Holliday Inn would be included.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 3:04:17 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Arlis
Amazing how all liberals - and the low info populace - don’t see the incredible arrogance in her.......

And in Obama too. Yesit is quite amazing.

26 posted on 06/29/2014 4:35:52 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: John Semmens

Oh come on people, the klinton’s are living day to day, have huge debts, have to shop in dollar stores, buy their cloths at second hand stores and drive 10 year old cars.

Oh wait the klinton’s, NEVER MIND.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 6:21:20 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Flintlock

” WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE”?


28 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT by chiefqc
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